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Music for Youth National Festival

Music for Youth National Festival
Date and time
05 Jul 2018 (10:15am - 1:15pm)
05 Jul 2018 (2:15pm - 4:30pm)
05 Jul 2018 (5:00pm - 7:35pm)
04 Jul 2018 (10:15am - 1:15pm)
04 Jul 2018 (2:15pm - 4:45pm)
04 Jul 2018 (5:15pm - 7:30pm)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Map and Directions


One Day Festival Pass
Adult: £10.00
oncession*: £8.00
Group or Family Pass (4 people): £32.00 (incl. £3 commission)

*Concession includes: Aged 60+, Children aged 5-21, Children aged under 5 – free.

Booking Information

Wednesday 4 July - BOOK TICKETS

Thursday 5 July - BOOK TICKETS

Now’s your chance to join brilliant young musicians from across the UK as Music for Youth returns for their annual five-day celebration of incredible young music-making – and this year’s line-up is no exception.

With a programme advocating variety, you can expect sessions and styles ranging from classical to jazz, folk to contemporary, with groups of all shapes and sizes at venues across the city centre – including Royal Birmingham Conservatoire!

There’s truly something for everyone across this not-to-be-missed week. Your ticket will serve as a One Day Festival Pass, so you’re able to attend all National Festival venues for that day, including Town Hall, Symphony Hall, CBSO Centre, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Fringe Stages, excluding workshops.

Join us for a session, or pop in across the whole week; it’s up to you! Find out more at

Music for Youth @ Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Programme
Across multiple Conservatoire performance venues (Concert Hall; The Lab; Recital Hall)

Wednesday 4 July

Ensembles - 10:15 – 13:30 and 14:30 – 16:45 and 17:15 – 19:30

Ark Orchestra, Big Phat Brass, Birmingham Schools Brass Ensemble, Birmingham Schools Percussion Ensemble, Birmingham Schools Recorder Sinfonia, Bournemouth Youth Handbell Team, Bridgend, County Strings Plus Ensemble, Bridgend County Symphonic Brass Ensemble, Combined Newport and Torfean Music Centre Guitars, Ealing Percussion Academy Juniors, East Riding Flute Choir, Gwent Youth Percussion Ensemble, Hull Training Percussion Group, HWMC Clarinet Choir, Junior Prime Brass, Don't Fret, Les Six Flute Ensemble, Northamptonshire County Clarinet Choir, Pembrokshire Music Service Percussion Ensemble, Pencalenick Open School Orchestra , Wakefield Youth Percussion Ensemble.


Thursday 5 July

Chamber Sessions
10:15 – 13:15 & 17:00 – 19:35

CYM Piano Quartet JF, CYM String Quartet AM, Manor School Piano Trio, Otono Guitar Quartet, Piano Duet, RGS Saxophone Quartet, Segler Strings, STP Piano Trio, STP Vocal Quartet, The Original Trio 1

Ensemble Session
14:15 – 16:30

Bellaneve, Brighton Youth Orchestra String Ensemble, Causeway Brass, Dixie Band, Duality Winds, Five Ways Brass, HillHouse School Guitar Orchestra, LES Flute Ensemble, Mash Up, Metalworks, NPTC Group Brass Ensemble, Sponnaissance, The Original Ensemble